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Apr 2020

Toddler Time- Canceled

Apr 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
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Free

Due to school being closed, we are canceling the April session of Toddler Time.    Explore the great outdoors alongside your child! For this session of the monthly series we will be exploring what animals are in the woods. We will be doing a short introduction before heading out on a hike. This children’s nature program is geared for children who are 2-4 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Toddler Time happens rain or shine, so be…

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Spring Birding

Apr 25 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Lacey-Keosauqua State Park-Ely Ford, 22895 Lacey Trail
Keosauqua, Iowa 52565 United Kingdom
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Free

Meet Diane Porter and Therese Cummiskey for a great morning of birding. There will be plenty of spring migrants to spy. Don’t forget your binoculars! No registration required. This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event cosponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson County Conservation. The Des Moines River Water Trail is one of 19 official water trails in Iowa.

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May 2020

Toddler Time: What’s in the Wetland?

May 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
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Free

Explore the great outdoors alongside your child! For this session of the monthly series we will be exploring what’s in the wetland. We will be doing a short introduction before hiking to the wetland. Please have your child wear mud boots or shoes which can get dirty. This children’s nature program is geared for children who are 2-4 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Toddler Time happens rain or shine, so be sure to dress for the…

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Wild Edibles Hike

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
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Free

Forage in the forest and along the trails at Jefferson County Park! Naturalist, Kathy Dice will lead a leisurely hike as she points out several wild edibles, how to identify them, prepare them and explain a few with medicinal values. This is a free program and open to the public. No registration is required.

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Dutch Oven Cook-Off

May 30 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
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Come to compete OR just to eat! Competing: Whether you’re a newcomer or have been Dutch oven cooking for most of your life, we hope you’ll join us for the 11th Annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off at Jefferson County Park! The goal of this event is to have fun, demonstrate Dutch oven cooking skills, and to amaze the public with the great food that comes out of cast iron. Once again we will have both novice and “well-seasoned” divisions. Novices will…

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Jun 2020

Insects of the Wetland

Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
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Free

See what insects spend their time in the water! Entomologist Moni Hayne will be teaching participants about the insects they pull out of the wetland. Come prepared for a hands-on adventure! All ages are welcome for this free event!

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Caterpillar Camp

Jun 9 @ 9:00 am - Jun 12 @ 11:30 am
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
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$35

Register Here June 9-12; 9:00-11:30am Pre-Registration Required- 4 & 5 Years Old Experience nature in a hands-on way this summer as your youngster explores our natural world! Camp features nature exploration, hiking, games, crafts, and other hands on activities for youth who are 4 and 5 years old. Included in the camp fee of $35 are a snack and t-shirt. Camp will be limited to ten participants.

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Tadpole Camp

Jun 16 @ 9:00 am - Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
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$40

Register Here June 16-19; 9:00am-12:00pm Pre-Registration Required-Entering 1st-2nd Grade Campers will explore the life cycle of various animals during the week. Camp features nature exploration, hiking, games, crafts, and other hands on activities. Included in the camp fee are a snack and t-shirt. Camp will be limited to twelve participants who are entering 1st-2nd Grade. Camp registration is $40.

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Toddler Time: What’s in the Creek?

Jun 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
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Free

Explore the great outdoors alongside your child! For this session of the monthly series we will be exploring what’s in the creek. We will be doing a short introduction before hiking through the creek. Please come dressed in water shoes or mud boots. This children’s nature program is geared for children who are 2-4 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Toddler Time happens rain or shine, so be sure to dress for the weather!

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Camp Kyle

Jun 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
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$20

Entering 6th-8th Grade Shooting + Archery + Paddling + Fire Building = One fun-filled summer day! This one-day camp will perpetuate Kyle Longerbeam’s dream by teaching the next generation of hunters, trappers, fishermen, and outdoor enthusiasts that your dreams are just one shot away. Camp will be limited to twenty participants who are entering 6th-8th Grade. Pre-registration required. Application Due May 1st at 5:00pm

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